Released August 13, 1991 (1991-08-13)
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
"Emotions" is a song written and produced by Mariah Carey, and David Cole and Robert Clivillés of the C+C Music Factory, and recorded for Carey's second album Emotions (1991).
It was released as the album's first single in the third quarter of 1991 in the United States and in the fourth quarter elsewhere.
This disco-influenced song has its protagonist going through a variety of emotions, from high to low, up to the point where she declares "you got me feeling emotions" and sings high notes.
"Emotions" was nominated for the 1992 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing to "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt. It won a BMI R&B Award, continuing Carey's unbroken streak of wins for this award.
"Emotions" became Carey's fifth consecutive number 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, giving her the distinction of being the first and to date only act to have their first five singles make number 1 on the Hot 100.
It was used for a 2009 Australian Idol advertisement.
Australian Singles Chart 11